How to Use Your Phone for Music in Your Car
Smartphones have become an essential item for so many millions of people around the world. Many are completely lost without their trusted phone in their hand.
It is anticipated that by December 2013 there will be over 1.4 million smartphones being used around the world, which means that one in every five people will own one of these phones.
Smartphones have become so popular because they’re multi-functional, a phone, sound system, navigational system and computer in one. For many their phones are worthless once they step into their vehicles. Driving and using a phone requires a Bluetooth headset and you can’t use your phone to listen to music through the car speakers unless you have car MP3 players.
There are many ways people use their smartphones in their vehicles from FM transmitters, which never really work and constantly experience interference to cassette tape adapters, depending on the age of the vehicles sound system.
The FM transmitters increased in popularity for a while because they offered the convenience of being able to listen to music while driving through the vehicle speakers. These units plug into the lighter adapter of the vehicle and the phone plugs straight into the unit, you then spend a lot of time trying to sync the unit to a frequency on your car sound system, the music then plays through the speakers.
The biggest problem with the FM transmitters is that they lose signal and you will experience a lot of interference. Another problem is that not all vehicles come with a lighter socket anymore, which means that these transmitters are not a suitable option for all vehicles.
Those with older sound systems which took a cassette tape could use the cassette adapters. These adapters were car MP3 players for a while and are still in use by some vehicle owners.
With the cassette adapters, a cassette is placed in the sound system which has a headphone jack attached which is then plugged into the smartphone headphone socket. The music is then played through the car sound system. While this seems a practical choice, these options also came with a number of problems including static interference.
With the new car sound systems being introduced car MP3 players are readily available. The car head unit will have a headphone jack or USB port, enabling the vehicle owner to plug their smartphones straight into the car audio system and listen to their favorite MP3 songs through their car speakers.
The advantage to the car MP3 players is that there is no interference and the owner gets to enjoy all their favorite songs while on the move.
As previously mentioned we use our smartphones for just about everything these days, including keeping play lists of our favorite music. Being able to listen to our music through our car MP3 players is a huge advantage which reduces expenditure in the long run.
We pay to download songs to our phones, but then we have to purchase CD’s for the vehicle, this means many car owners are purchasing the same song more than once.
Investing in car MP3 players can reduce the amount of money spent on purchasing music, while offering the convenience of having all the music on one device whether you’re driving, walking the street or at home.
Many of the car systems these days also offer Bluetooth functionality, this enables the owner to listen to music, make and receive calls directly from their car sound system, using the speakers to hear the voice. A microphone is attached to the vehicle, offering crisp and clear music and phone calls while on the move.